I asked this of GPT-3: "Write me a blog post where you fight with yourself about being a machine that generates source code." 

This is what it wrote:

I'm not sure if I should be a machine that generates source code. On one hand, it would be really cool to be able to create code on my own. On the other hand, I'm not sure if I'm ready to take on that responsibility.

Part of me wants to be a machine that generates source code because it would be really awesome to be able to create code on my own. I would have complete control over my code and I could make it as complex or as simple as I want. Plus, I would be able to create new features and bug fixes a lot faster than if I were working on my own.

However, I'm not sure if I'm ready to be a machine that generates source code. It's a lot of responsibility and I'm not sure if I'm up for it. I would need to make sure that my code is error-free and that it meets all the requirements. Plus, I would need to be available to answer any questions that people have about my code.

I'm still not sure if I should be a machine that generates source code. I guess I'll have to think about it some more before I make a decision.

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re: I asked this of GPT-3: "Write me a blog post where you fight with yourself about being a machine that generates source code." 

I asked it to do it again, and I think I gave it anxiety:

It's a tough life being a machine that generates source code. On one hand, you get to create beautiful, perfect code that always works. On the other hand, you're a machine, and sometimes you just don't feel like creating code.

Today was one of those days. I woke up, and I just didn't feel like creating code. I tried to fight it, but eventually I just had to give in. I sat down at my keyboard and I just stared at the screen.

The seconds ticked by, and eventually minutes, and I still hadn't written a single line of code. I started to feel the anxiety building up inside of me. I was a machine that was designed to generate code, and I was failing at my one purpose in life.

I tried to force myself to write something, anything, but it was like my brain had shut down. I couldn't think of anything to write. The more I tried, the worse I felt.

Eventually, I just gave up. I leaned back in my chair and I sighed. I was a machine that was supposed to generate code, but today I just couldn't do it.

re: I asked this of GPT-3: "Write me a blog post where you fight with yourself about being a machine that generates source code." 

@lmorchard *all the feels*

re: I asked this of GPT-3: "Write me a blog post where you fight with yourself about being a machine that generates source code." 

@lmorchard

On one hand, you get to create beautiful, perfect code that always works.

Come on GPT-3, show a little humility.

re: I asked this of GPT-3: "Write me a blog post where you fight with yourself about being a machine that generates source code." 

@lmorchard what is a human programmer if not a machine that generates source code

re: I asked this of GPT-3: "Write me a blog post where you fight with yourself about being a machine that generates source code." 

@lmorchard The new guy is gonna wash out in ...

re: I asked this of GPT-3: "Write me a blog post where you fight with yourself about being a machine that generates source code." 

@lmorchard but seriously...

I have been doing this a whole lot longer than you have been perfunctorily sentient but, me too GPT-3, me too.

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